Early Kindle Fire bugs to get fixed in update after user criticism

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Despite the Apple iPad dominating the market Amazon have launched its own take on the technology, that although can’t compete spec wise being much cheaper gives it a different target audience. Since it launched in the US many have snapped it up, and now we can tell you that early Kindle Fire bugs are to get fixed in an update after user criticism.

While consumers in the UK wait to gain access to the Fire many unhappy owners have been returning Amazon’s new tablet PC. The New York Times is reporting that complaints about the device include the lack of an external volume control, web pages taking ages to load, and a severe lack of privacy on the unit.

Other complaints from early adopters of the Fire also include how easy it is to hit the off switch, and the touchscreen leaves a lot to be desired. Some have said if you don’t have the skinniest of fingers it’s almost impossible to use. But the online retailer is saying the Fire is proving to be the most successful product it has ever launched.

Now an Amazon spokesman, Drew Herdener has revealed that they are set to push out an over the air update “in less than two weeks”. It is being promised to provide improvements in performance and multitouch navigation. There will be also improvements with privacy with the option of editing the list of items that have been recently used.

Amazon is even thought to be in the process of developing an improved version of the Kindle Fire, which could have a bigger display. With the current model it is not thought that the company is losing much money on each unit sold either.

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